Leaning over the edge of a tabletop painted to resemble the surface of Mars and fiddling with a whirring robot made of LEGOs, David Houghton appears to be at play. Then the 11-year-old Obsidian Middle School student speaks, earnestly explaining his role in a robotics tournament held at Mountain View High School on Sunday.
Students send LEGO robots on mission to Mars The Bulletin
Mouse house a success for researchers The Bulletin
On Sunday morning, Chevy and Pontiac emerged short of breath after spending a day and a half sealed inside a plastic mouse house in Skylight Cave near Black Butte. But at least they were still breathing. The female mice’s survival inside the closed-system biosphere indicated the success of an experiment that could provide a model for sustaining life in space